Hi happy Friday! Looking for some advice. I’ve had 2 rounds of chemo now. My first round i cold capped. I found it quite painful and uncomfortable. My hair still began to fall / thin out quite significantly. So for my second round I decided it wasn’t worth the extra time & discomfort. My hairdresser was very accommodating and shaved my head for me. To save me the shock of being completely bald he left my hair at a number 2/3, which was a lot easier to take in and saved a lot of tears! So basically now I’m looking like GI Jane, but a lot less pretty!!! my problem is my scalp is so itchy! Is this just a sign that the shorter hairs are about to fall out or is it because it’s been shaved? We are now a week post shaving. Is this normal? Does anyone have any ideas on how to control / stop this? I’m currently using a baby shampoo when washing my hair. Any tips or advice would be great. Thank you!
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Hi, Just found this forum and think it will be a great benefit to me. I am 34 years old and was diagnosed with tnbc on January 10th 2020. My treatment plan in 6-8 FEC-D chemo sessions followed by double mastectomy with reconstruction surgery. I am BRCA 1 positive so mastectomy was always part of the plan, cruelly my mastectomy date was scheduled for 31st Jan 2020. I just didn’t reach it cancer free. I’ve had 2 rounds of chemo. I’m now on day 7 post 2nd round and am feeling sorry for myself. I currently have a chest infection (on meds for it) but have found myself to be very emotional just now. Anyone else emotional after chemo? Thanks for reading ❤️
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